Saturday, May 30, 2009

Busy day today

Well as promised, this is one of my experimental pieces, testing out my new glazes. This is 2 different glazes. The bottom I did in cobalt blue and the top is Rosie's red. I'm pretty happy with the results.

I went to the SERA cave carnival for a few hours today. Bumped into a few friends and chatted for a bit then was off and running to do some birthday shopping. Today is my youngest son's birthday, he turned 17. After gifts and cake, which by the way was strawberry cheesecake and super yummy. I went to work on a little project in my studio. I got a request for ceramic mushrooms, so I assembled the tops and bottoms of 2 tonight and comepletly trashed 3 others *ugh* So I get to redo them. Which is fine I reckon because I really would like to change how I did the tops. Maybe I'll buck up and do a video while I make them, depends on my mood haha!
Health wise I feel like I'm about 90%. I think this funky flu stuff has about left my system, just in time too because I'm out of klenex ;o)

Friday, May 29, 2009

fingers crossed!

I woke up early this morning and loaded my kiln to do a test firing of some new cone 6 glazes, I'm testing on a few different body types to see how it reacts. 1 is a cobalt blue and the other is called Rosie's red. The Rosie's red has a reduction type appearance to it and was gorgeous on the samples I saw so I guess we shall see what happens. I put it on a few luminaries and small jewelry / trinket boxes. Good or bad I'll post pictures to share my results with it. I think I may have applied it a little too thick but I'm hopeful.

I worked in my studio for a little while this morning. I got a custom order for some ceramic mushrooms. I decided to throw them on the wheel with earthenware instead of stoneware just so I can use this textured paint that I have, it's fabulous. The earthenware was a dream to throw, very smooth and handled nicely. I've only used it in the past to do hand building. After they dry a little I'll assemble them. I threw them in 2 parts, the stem and the top are separate. I'm kind of eager to see how they'll will look when they come together.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it

I've been very lazy with my blog, I'm trying to snap out of it and stay more on top of things.
This past week I've been sick with the flu and I'm having a very difficult time shaking it. I'm thinking swine flu, I'm waiting for my little piggy tail to grow so I can be sure of it ;o)

I just slipped out to the store to get more medicine and I ran into a man who was very rattled and finally asked me if i could help him. He was picking out a pregnancy test and was clueless. I couldn't help but giggle to myself over that.

In other news, I've become addicted to Mafia Wars and I'm blaming my friend Joe. He put out a call for needing more members on facebook and I offered to help if he needed it, if not then I wouldn't join it. Of course he was like Yes!!! I need you!!! so... yeah, it's Joe fault.